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Engine Design Release Engineer (Senior)

Engine Design Release Engineer (Senior)
by Admin on 04-17-2023 at 2:27 pm

  • Full Time
  • Ann Arbor, MI
  • Applications have closed

Website Altair

Job Summary:

Our client in Ann Arbor, MI is looking for an Engine Design Release Engineer. This is a contract position.

What You Will Do:

Powertrain Design and Evaluation Department (PTD1) is looking for a passionate, highly-motivated Design Engineer with an interest in PT system design. Reporting to the Senior Manager PT Design, the person in this role will support the PTD’s objective to build “World Class Powertrains in North America”.

The primary responsibilities of this role are engine component and system design and will include:

  • Iterative design of engine systems and components.
  • Prototyping, evaluation, design release and localization of these components.

What you’ll be doing:

  • Using your knowledge of the Design Process and Standards, outputting typical design team deliverables such as 3D models, 2D drawings, technical reports and instruction sheets.
  • Attending routine Design Reviews and reporting the key metrics of your design.
  • Developing counter-measures to achieve design targets such as cost, mass and fatigue strength based on evaluation and quotation results.
  • Building relationships with key stakeholders (such as drivetrain and vehicle design, TMC engine design, purchasing and assembly plants).
  • Process improvements, advancing PTD’s design process capability to improve quality and on-time delivery of design deliverables.
  • Benchmarking similar designs to ensure our competitiveness.


  • Co-op, Intern or SAE University (Baja, Formula, Formula Hybrid etc) experience in automotive design/development.
  • Bachelor of Science (or above) with a Mech Eng major.
  • Demonstrable CAD skills and an understanding of GD&T.
  • Proficiency with Excel and Powerpoint.
  • Working knowledge of conventional and hybrid powertrains.
  • Willingness to travel domestically and internationally.
  • Team-oriented thinking and a “can-do” attitude.


  • Master’s Degree in engineering.
  • Experience in detail design of ICE or A/T peripheral services such as lubrication system, belt system and timing chain cover, fuel system, cooling system, intake and exhaust system, gear drives.
  • Experience with CREO, Windchill, and typical powertrain CAE design software (FEA, CFD, GT Power or similar).
  • Hands-on experience with powertrain assembly.
  • Expertise in GD&T and typical powertrain manufacturing methods.
  • A working knowledge of DRBFM.
  • A working knowledge of Quality Management and Supply Chain Management principles.
  • Experience working in a multi-cultural environment.

How You Will Be Successful:

  • Envision the Future
  • Communicate Honestly and Broadly
  • Seek Technology and Business “First”
  • Embrace Diversity and Take Risks

What We Offer:

  • Competitive Salary
  • Comprehensive Benefit Package
  • 401(k) with matching contributions
  • Paid Time Off
  • Employee Discounts
  • Free training on all Altair products

Why Work with Us:

Altair is a global technology company providing software and cloud solutions in the areas of data analytics, product development, and high-performance computing (HPC). Altair enables organizations in nearly every industry to compete more effectively in a connected world, while creating a more sustainable future. With more than 3,000 engineers, scientists, and creative thinkers in 25 countries, we help solve our customer’s toughest challenges and deliver unparalleled service, helping the innovators innovate, drive better decisions, and turn today’s problems into tomorrow’s opportunities.

Our vision is to transform customer decision making with data analytics, simulation, and high-performance computing.

For more than 30 years, we have been helping our customers integrate electronics and controls with mechanical design to expand product value, develop AI, simulation and data-driven digital twins to drive better decisions, and deliver advanced HPC and cloud solutions to support unlimited idea exploration. To learn more, please visit altair.com

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At our core we are explorers; adventures; pioneers. We are the brains behind some of the world’s most revolutionary innovations and are not only comfortable in new and unchartered waters, we dive headfirst. We are the original trailblazers that make the impossible possible, discovering new solutions to our customer’s toughest challenges.

Altair is an equal opportunity employer. Our backgrounds are diverse, and every member of our global team is critical to our success. Altair’s history demonstrations a belief that empowering each individual authentic voice reinforces a culture that thrives because of the uniqueness among our team.

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